2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 23!

[tminus t=”20-01-2012 19:00:00″ style=”carbonite”/] **Siesta Celebration is January 20-21, 2012**

Hey, you Scripture-memory fiends! Our next to last verse! I’m so happy! But I’m also wishing it would all slow down a little bit and not be over so fast. You, too?? What a year, Siestas. What a year. I told you several SSMT posts ago that my memory work with you has never meant more to me or held a more prominent place in my personal life and I still mean that. I am so thankful for this process that I am almost without words.

I am on my way to Pensacola, Florida for our final Living Proof Live (I go in on Thursdays these days) so, once again, I better get with it! I chose this particular verse (and version) specifically in view of the holiday spending-madness that many of us have ahead. You won’t find a single Scrooge at this ministry. Like many of you, we all love to shower our friends and family members in Christmas gifts to the degree that we’re able and we pray to have pure hearts as we give. We give these small tokens of grace to one another this time of year because of the priceless Gift God has given to us in Christ Jesus. I think it can be a beautiful thing and I also respect those who, by conviction, choose not to participate in the retail hype. I get that completely. Those of us who will be in the malls and shopping online, however, might really be blessed by a mutual reminder to try to stay within our means over these next few weeks and not pile up debts. It takes the joy right out of the giving if we’re paying for it for the entire next year…and with interest. SO, how about this Scripture this time around?

Beth, Houston. “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:8 NIV

Smiling. Man. God seems to have a word for everything, doesn’t He?

I love you guys so much! I can’t wait to see some of you in Pensacola! The rest of you pray for us, okay?


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  1. 1601
    Dorla in Lincoln says:

    For by Him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; All things were created by him and for him. He is before all things and in Him all things hold together.

    Colossians 1:16-17

  2. 1602
    His Jules says:

    Julie Reynolds Tallassee, AL

    “For this child I have prayed and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart. 1 Samuel 1:27

  3. 1603
    Cathie Byers says:

    Cathie – Jacksonville, Florida

    9 Sing to him, sing praise to him;
    tell of all his wonderful acts.
    10 Glory in his holy name;
    let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

    1 Chronicles 16:9-10 NIV

    Praise GOD!!! It’s benign!! AMEN!!

  4. 1604
    Piper says:

    Sooo I am late once again!!!

    Hickory, NC

    Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5 KJV

  5. 1605
    Kim Eshelman says:

    Kim Eshelman Lewisburg, PA

    Hebrews 4:16 NIV
    Let us approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

  6. 1606
    Julie says:

    Julie, Goodyear. “A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25 NIV

  7. 1607
    Judy Pauley says:

    Judy Pauley, Norfolk, Va.
    The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. Psalm 18:2

  8. 1608
    Leah says:

    Leah, Little Falls/Merrifield
    And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
    Luke 2:10-11 KJV

    Blessed Christmas Siestas

  9. 1609
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Tempe AZ:

    Deuteronomy 32:3 NIV

    Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.

  10. 1610
    Karen Milligan says:

    Karen, Jefferson City, TN
    John 1:1-5 For Christmas
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

  11. 1611
    Deb says:

    Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves
    Romans 12:10 NIV

  12. 1612
    aleta says:

    “A friend loves at all times and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17 Life Application study Bible

  13. 1613
    Erin VT says:

    Chippewa Falls, WI

    “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
    Romans 3:23

  14. 1614
    Marieda, Walton, KY says:

    [The grace of God] teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. Titus 2:12 (NIV)

  15. 1615
    Barb Blair says:

    Barb Ontario Canada

    The Lord says,I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over your.
    Psalm 32:8 NLT

  16. 1616
    Heather says:

    Heather, Sedalia, Alberta
    “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.” James 1:19-20, NIV

  17. 1617
    Christa says:

    Psalms 69:13

    “But I keep praying to you O God; hoping this time you will show me favor. In your unfailing love O God, answer my prayer with your sure salvation.”

  18. 1618
    Suzie says:

    Suzie, Fort Mill, SC

    Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21 NIV

  19. 1619
    Dana OKeefe says:

    Dana Pace, FL See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. Hebrews 12:15 NIV

  20. 1620
    Sandy says:

    “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
    Psalm 139:23-24(NIV)

  21. 1621
    Bonnie says:

    Pickering, ON, Canada

    When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

    Psalm 56:3-4 (ESV)

  22. 1622
    Dawn B. says:

    A little late recording, but still memorizing 🙂

    Dawn, Beavercreek, OH

    “If (cherish sin) in my heart, the Lord will not hear me. But certainly God has heard me; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer.”

    Psalm 66:18,19 Amplified / (NIV)

  23. 1623

    Tami in DS, LA

    “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “God’s Messiah.”
    Luke 9:20 NIV

  24. 1624
    Kristi says:

    Kristi, Scottsdale, AZ
    “Write these commandments that I’ve given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7 The Message

  25. 1625
    Karen says:

    “She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

    Matthew 1:21 NASB

    Hope, AR

  26. 1626
    Karla says:

    Karla – Cedarburg, WI

    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

    Ephesians 4:29 NIV

  27. 1627
    Amanda says:

    Amanda, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

    Gracious words are a honeycomb,
    sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. (Proverbs 16:24 NIV).

  28. 1628
    Melanie says:

    Melanie, Arkansas
    “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
    Matthew 11:29-30 KJV

  29. 1629
    Katherine Sloan says:

    Katherine, Lilburn GA
    For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. Psalm 36:9 NIV

  30. 1630
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, Arcadia, CA
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4 NKJV

  31. 1631
    Candace says:

    Colorado Springs, CO

    “I’ll run the course you lay out for me if you’ll just show me how.”

    Psalm 119:32
    The Message

  32. 1632
    Allison, Hallsville says:

    Psalm 139:17-18
    New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
    18 If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand.
    When I awake, I am still with You.

  33. 1633
    Liz Baird, Richmond VA says:

    Bright eyes gladden the heart; good news put fat on the bones. Proverbs 15:30 NASB

  34. 1634
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn, Bradenton, FL

    Job 23:10
    “He knows the way that I take; when He has tried me, I shall come out as gold.”

  35. 1635
    Yolanda says:

    Yolanda, Ulysses, KS.

    December 1st: And I will put my spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to follow my laws. Ezekiel 36:27 NIV

  36. 1636
    Karen says:

    Karen from Martinsville, NJ

    “Do not allow
    what you consider good
    to be spoken of as evil.”

    Romans 14:16 (NIV)

  37. 1637
    Shauna Kimball, Watertown, sd says:

    Isaiah 41:10(NIV)

    10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

  38. 1638
    Amy says:

    Amy, St. Louis, MO

    “And they will call him Immanuel(which means “God with us”).”

    Matthew 1:23 (NIV)

  39. 1639
    Kelly Swisher says:

    Kelly, Lees Summit, Mo
    “Seize life! Eat bread with gusto.
    Drink wine with a robust heart.
    Oh yes – God takes pleasure in your pleasure!
    Dress festively every morning.
    Don’t skimp on colors and scarves.
    Relish life with the spouse you love each and every day of your precarious life.” Ecc 9:7-10 Msg

  40. 1640
    Leah says:

    Leah, Houston:

    Therefore, since w have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.

    Hebrews 4:14, NIV

  41. 1641
    Jody Dykes says:

    Jody, Missin Viejo, CA

    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

  42. 1642
    Mary Jane says:

    Mary Jane, Troy KS and Cindy, King City, MO

    “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7 NIV

  43. 1643
    Ola Mae says:

    Ola Mae, Cedar Park TX Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

  44. 1644
    Tami Fite says:

    Platte, South Dakota
    Colossians 4:6 NIV
    “Let your conversation be always full of grace,
    seasoned with salt, so that you may know how
    to answer everyone.”

  45. 1645
    Kelly says:

    Kelly. The Hills, Tx. Every spiritual gift should be used to glorify God. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others. 1 Peter 4:10.

  46. 1646
    Elaine says:

    Elaine, Bismarck
    Do not fear, for I am with you;
    Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you, surely I will help you.
    Surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
    Isaiah 41:10 NASB

  47. 1647
    Sheri Fobare says:

    I’m soooo late! I’ve been traveling! I almost didn’t post due to that pesky little rule-keeper that lives inside of me – but instead, I decided to stand in grace and pray to get these verses done! I won’t be able to attend the Siesta gathering, but I have loved this accountability and have loved reading all of the posts – which has spurred me on to great growth – and to even blog about some of the new verses y’all have opened my eyes to. I am blessed by all of you. (sorry i wrote so much).

    Sheri Fobare (normally in Saranac Lake NY, but in Truckee CA for the holidays):
    Eph 3:8 NKJV “To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,”
    Eph 3:9 NKJV “and to make all see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ;”

  48. 1648
    Jean Hines says:

    Jeanie from Martin, SD

    No worry, Sheri, I’m even later!!! Tomorrow I’ll do this again!

    In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my request before You and wait in expectation.
    Psalm 5:3 NIV

  49. 1649
    maria peck-hamilton says:

    For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry
    soul with goodness. psalm 107:9 KJV

  50. 1650
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Asheville, NC Ephesians 2:4-5 NLT
    “But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, 5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!”

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